Not long after the PS community scolded H&M for "breaking new ground" by featuring plus size model Ashley Graham, yet only offered the collection in plus sizes online, the company has again moved in the wrong direction.
New reality series, Cast Me! on MyxTV, is fighting for body diversity in front of the camera and former host of Australia's Biggest Loser, Ajay Rochester is leading the charge!
Bustle magazine released a list of 9 Nerdy Plus Size Costumes that are easy to do, but when you look at the list you see that Bustle listed 9 easy costumes, and locations to find a plus size version of the look.
After doing some research, Refinery 29 has realized that although the 67% of Americans are plus size, the images we only see them in about 2% of the images released in the media. Teaming with Lane Bryant and aerie, they decided to make a change. They've begun the 67% Project which means that "67% of the bodies you see on our site, in our newsletter, and on our Instagram and Snapchat channels will be plus-size."
You can join the movement by challenging the disparity of the 67%. Demand media feature women of all sizes, from all races and backgrounds, with equal representation. Using #SeeThe67.
Get more info here
**This is not a review.**
The highly anticipated dramedy from the people who gave us Crazy. Stupid. Love. (a wonderful dramedy in itself) starring Milo Ventimiglia and Many Moore is about to hit televisions and, from what I hear, it fills the void left by the much beloved Parenthood (I never watched that show, but sure).
With a stellar cast - you've got heartthrob and former Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia, singer/ actress Mandy Moore alongside mega-hottie soap alum Justin Hartley, The People v OJ's Emmy nominated Sterling K. Brown, and American Horror Story: Freak Show's Chrissy Metz - it's a must see! But that's not what this is about...
Project Runway winner Christian Siriano (season 4) is making waves in the fashion world by featuring 5 plus size models at NYFW last week.
According to Glamour, Siriano wasn't attempting to make a statement, he admitted that he just grew up with "a mom who was a size 16, 18, so it wasn’t new to me to have a voluptuous woman in my life. And my sister’s a size 00. I had the two total extremes".
Famed designer (and Project Runway mentor) Tim Gunn recently wrote a well-meaning piece for the Washington Post about the current state of Fashion and Plus Size Fashion.
(You can read the entire thing here)
Unfortunately, I'm not sure there was any new information in his piece. I appreciate his frustration, but wonder what he is doing to change the climate of his industry.